RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SITE
With the official opening of the Fondation GoodPlanet – Domaine de Longchamp scheduled for spring 2017, the Eco-friendly Charter for the site is currently being formalised.
The Domaine de Longchamp imposes an ambitious food charter, in accordance with its programme “The solution on a platter! ”.
This food charter paves the way for concrete action: food is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions among French citizens (27%), ahead of transport and housing.
Aimed at the partners and service providers working on the site, this Charter, one of the most demanding in France, endeavours to prove that it is possible to combine health, pleasure and climate!
This charter contains 32 mandatory items as well as 17 recommendations.
• All products are organic (except for alcohols for which the Foundation sets an organic standard solely for red, white and rosé wines, beer and cider).
• All fruit and vegetables are seasonal and grown in France.
• Ban on seafood products threatened by overfishing.
• Ban on foie gras.
• Mandatory equivalent vegetarian alternative.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE EVENTS
During events, the lawn of La Clairière is protected by “Passareco” wooden decking laid over joists on the ground, with no foundations. This installation allows the vegetation to continue to grow and prevents any risk of compaction around trees. This decking covers 25% of the total surface area per week, allowing for cleaning and airing of the soil. La Clairière is uncovered 7 months per year, from October to May.
The entire undergrowth as well as the individual trees are protected by a picket fence measuring 1.20m high. Installations are prohibited on the trees: for example, the lighting and sound systems are systematically installed on totems. The site includes information media (panels and signposting) encouraging responsible behaviour as well as raising awareness of ecology at the Domain and identified areas.
Waste is systematically sorted across the site: recycling of organic waste (compost) & cigarette butts (thermal insulation) with two companies from the social economy and reuse of all green waste on-site (grinding, compost, etc.).
This first season is a full-scale test designed to validate certain measures and apply corrections and changes in collaboration with the departments of the Paris City Council and the Regional and Interdepartmental Department for the Environment and Energy (DRIEE).
The Domain aims to welcome as diverse and broad an audience as possible: families, schools, associations, businesses, artists, etc.
To this end, the programme will address the key humanist and environmental values advocated by the GoodPlanet Foundation in various ways and formats: artistic exhibitions, cultural events, talks (conferences, seminars, etc.), educational material for schools, etc.
The GoodPlanet Foundation will oversee the programme jointly developed with its partners, its extensive network of associations, businesses and institutions looking to take action for sustainable development.
This text was translated with the support of Traducteo.